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Monday, June 7th, 2021
Hello and happy summer!

Thank you for signing up to receive the Hartford Community Coalition newsletter! These emails will keep you up to speed on events happening in our community, trainings and webinars you can register for, a spotlight on our board members, volunteers,
and community partners, and parenting tips and tricks to keep your kids and your family safe and happy.

Keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Instagram (@hartford_community_coalition). If you have questions about HCC or anything highlighted in the newsletter, please reach out!

If you or someone you know would like a free bike helmet or medication lock box, please email [email protected] We can meet you at the Industrial Marketplace.

Em and Kelly
The HCC Team
Congrats to all 2021 graduates! You worked hard during a difficult year and we are so proud of you! Good luck in all your future endeavors!
It is PRIDE month! We loved cheering on the HMMS PRIDE Parade last week. We were standing at a distance and wanted our kids to know we love them as they are!

Events in Our Community

Summer Meals!
The Take A Bite Out of Hunger summer food program is gearing up for another fun summer. Last year we provided nearly 29,000 meals to kids and families in our community!

This summer, meals will be distributed daily on weekdays between June 14 - August 13 at the White River School and all Hartford Libraries, as well as the subsidized housing locations in Hartford. 

If you or someone you know plan to potentially utilize utilize this program, completing this short survey will greatly help us to know how much food to order and prepare. 

Could your house use an extra meal this summer?
Take the 2 Minute Survey!
Register Here
TECHNICOOL: Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet
This is a FREE virtual evidence-based training from Prevent Child Abuse Vermont for parents and adults in the community.

Learn the digital risks for children and strategize ways to keep children and youth safe in digital environments. Learn effective strategies for dealing with children exhibiting concerning digital behaviors.

Wednesday, June 30 12:00 - 1:00pm
Bring your lunch and tune in!
Summer Movies
Bring your picnic blanket: summer movies in the park and at the library are back from now until Labor Day! Visit for the full line up.

THIS FRIDAY June 11, 7:00pm at Lyman Point Park: The Croods

June 25, 7:00pm at the West Hartford Library: Jumanji

Summer Movie Schedule

JOIN US: Hartford Weekly Prevention Discussion and Planning

HCC invites you to a weekly scheduled Zoom meeting regarding substance misuse and suicide prevention in the town of Hartford.

This is an opportunity to share your voice with us and how HCC might better our practice and planning to make Hartford a healthy community with wellness in the forefront for our friends and neighbors.

Every Wednesday morning from 9:00 - 10:00am.

Join Here

Campaigns in Our Community

Complete the Survey
Community-Wide Parks & Recreation Survey
The Hartford Parks & Recreation Department would like to know how theyare doing.

As a citizen of the Town Parks & Rec values your input and is asking the community to take a few minutes to complete an important community wide survey. The survey will assist in determining citizen needs, usage and priorities for the parks and recreation system. 

The multiple choice survey is just over 30 questions and shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to complete.

Parks & Rec appreciates you taking the time to complete their survey and will share the results. For questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 802-295-5036.

Access Survey Here
Community Survey
In partnership with our neighboring regional coalition ALL Together (, we want to know what you see and how you feel about substance use in our community.

Please help guide our work to provide the most effective strategies that will prevent alcohol and/or drug misuse among Upper Valley youth and young adults by taking the following survey, button on left.   

You only need to complete this survey once and your answers are confidential. This survey will take less than 15 minutes.

Thank you for being a part of the substance misuse conversation in the Upper Valley.  


Register here for presentation on June 9 from 9am – 10am
Alcohol, Opioids, and other drugs: Information for Front Line Providers in Aging
Paul Sacco, PhD, LCSW

This presentation will review commonly used substances among older adults including alcohol, opioid, and  
benzodiazepines as well as the risks associated with combined  
use of alcohol and other substances. The presentation will review steps one can take to screen for unhealthy alcohol or  
other drug use among older adults and learn about ways to support older adults who are struggling with alcohol and other drug use, including different alternatives for treatment. 

Questions? Email Amy Rogers at [email protected] 

Free Webinar: Summer is Open! Help Your Kids Make the Most of It!
Hosted by COVID SupportVT
Explore the importance of kids getting active this summer as the COVID restrictions lift.

Join COVID Support VT staff for a workshop exploring the importance of kids getting active this summer as a way to re-engage with the world.  This interactive workshop will provide information, tips, and guidance for parents/caregivers about how to support kids’ and families’ transition into summer as the COVID restrictions lift.
Presenters include: Cath Burns, Ph.D. and pediatricians Dr. Ashley Miller and Dr. Leah Costello.

Wednesday, June 9, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Friday, June 11, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Register for June 9 or 10

Wondering if you're drinking too much?

Here's a confidential, online tool sponsored by HCC

Heavy drinkers see doctors regularly but fewer than one in ten ever get treatment to help curb their drinking. Want to see how your drinking is adding up? Take the eCHECKUP to-Go Challenge. Designed for our high school students who identify with emerging alcohol issues, this can absolutely be used with adults as well.

We challenge you to answer honestly and take action!
You've been wearing your #MasksOnHartford and now we want you to #ShareYourShot! Email a photo of you getting your vaccine to [email protected] to be featured on our social media accounts.
Make an Appointment to Get Vaccinated
COVID-19 Vaccination Updates
All Vermonters aged 12+, all BIPOC Vermonters and their households, all part-time Vermont residents and out-of-state VT college students are eligible for vaccination.

Click here to schedule an appointment online or call 855-722-7878.

Homebound Vermonters may call 833-722-0860 to arrange for in-home vaccination.

There are special vaccine clinics for Vermonters of color and their households.


If you have lost a family member to COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $9,000 of funeral assistance. Click here to learn how to apply.
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Racism and Addiction

Black Americans have experienced worse outcomes during the pandemic, continue to die at a greater rate than White Americans, and also suffer disproportionately from a wide range of other acute and chronic illnesses. These disparities are particularly stark in the field of substance use and substance use disorders.

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